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June 14, 2005
For-profit venture seeks to offer a new model, involving close ties to school districts and a curriculum based on the latest research. 

June 14, 2005
A federal judge has dismissed a journalism professor's lawsuit charging that administrators at Kansas State University fired him as adviser of the Kansas State Collegian because they were unhappy with the student newspaper's content.

June 13, 2005
Citigroup has agreed to pay $2 billion to entities that invested in Enron under an agreement in a class action lawsuit led by the University of California. The suit charged Citigroup with helping Enron defraud investors.

June 13, 2005
Meharry Medical College, U. of the Cumberlands, and Virginia State join AAUP's bad list. Southern Nazarene and Wingate get off it.

June 13, 2005
Concluding that it was out of compliance with Title IX, institution agrees to keep men's and women's squads.

June 13, 2005
President quits, citing disagreements with trustees and setting off speculation about why he would leave after 2 years in office.

June 13, 2005
Reversing earlier decision, university will continue to offer American Sign Language for academic credit.

June 13, 2005
Following a scandal, Georgia technical colleges enforce a strict anti-nepotism rule.

June 10, 2005
Rockefeller University has announced a $100 million pledge from David Rockefeller, grandson of the university's founder.

June 10, 2005
Stanford will sell holdings in four companies, giving momentum to a new divestment movement.

June 10, 2005
Columbia's Teachers College wants to help legislators truly leave no child behind.

June 10, 2005
Ohio State calls off dissertation defense amid criticism that faculty committee was set up to back questionable attacks on evolution.

June 10, 2005
Money is tight in House spending plan for education programs and NIH, but panel reverses most cuts proposed by Bush administration.

June 9, 2005
Worcester Polytechnic Institute will offer a B.S. degree in interactive media and game development, beginning next year. The program will allow students to work with faculty in the arts and computer science to create and design video games.Knox College is using a $1 million from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to create a new major and a faculty position in neuroscience.

June 9, 2005
More than one-third of scientists in an anonymous survey admitted that they had committed some form of research misconduct in the last three years, according to a study reported today in the journal Nature. The president of Quincy College has sued the institution's Board of Governors, saying that it placed him on administrative leave because he refused to promote the brother of the board's chairwoman, The Patriot Ledger

June 9, 2005
While some universities boast about bookless libraries, Chicago prepares to spend $42 million in defense of browsing and scholarly serendipity.

June 9, 2005
Two groups that support basic research sponsor weeklong course to help young scientists navigate through their universities.

June 8, 2005
The Georgia Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of a state appeals court decision that shielded campus crime records collected by Mercer University from release under Georgia's open records law. The court's order is the end of the road for a lawsuit brought by a former student at the institution -- and supported by journalism organizations -- that had sought the release of records by the private institution.Kaplan, Inc.

June 8, 2005
For first time, pension company hires official to oversee socially conscious investing.

June 8, 2005
House committee backs increases for NSF and NASA; Senate panel sets level funds for NEH and NEA.

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